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Published March 10, 2010


This is episode 209 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 209:
Is Android Too Fragmented?, The Rise of the Web Introvert, RSA Conference 2010 Impressions, Defending Adobe, and more...

What's new in Episode 209?

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOM.com
Carlos Rodela, CEO, Allofusarefamous.com
David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute

The Topics:
The Rise of the Web Introvert

In a recent blog post, Kevin Kelleher made the point that even though social networks are ushering in more and more forms of extroversion, web introverts are on the rise as well. Some people simply distrust the web, and it's going to be a challenge over time for the Facebooks and Twitters to reach them.

Twitter's Advertising Plans Take Shape

What will Twitter's long-awaited ad platform look like? Something like Google's. That's the general description of Twitter's plan, according to people who have been briefed by the company. Does Twitter have a bright ad future?

Is Android Too Fragmented?

Android is an open source operating system and it's already being forked into many versions and having interfaces of various kinds slapped on it. Is it getting too fragmented to compete with the iPhone effectively?

In Defense of Adobe Flash

In a recent column, PCMag's head honcho Lance Ulanoff argued that despite many challenges to the dominance of Adobe Flash--from HTML 5 to Silverlight--Flash deserves respect. It's worked well for 15 years, he wrote, and has functioned as a common video standard.

Google Hackers Targeted Many Companies

The hackers who broke into Google 2 months ago have gone after over 100 companies, according to estimates by security vendor Isec Partners. Researchers have been closing in on the criminals responsible for the attack over the past month. In the process, they have uncovered another 68 command-and-control servers.

Topic links:
http://gigaom.com/2010/02/27/the-rise-of-the-web-introvert/
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100226/twitters-ad-plan-copy-google/
http://infoworld.com/d/mobilize/google-androids-self-destruction-derby-begins-863
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2360270,00.asp
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9163158/More_than_100_companies_targeted_by_Google_hackers


Run time 30:28
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Credits

John C. Dvorak

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